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On Duties

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BCE)

1. Book I Sections I-XIII (Text 3)
2. Book I Sections XIV-XXVI (Text 47)
3. Book I Sections XXVII-XXXIV (Text 95)
4. Book I Sections XXXV-XLV (Text 129)
5. Book II Sections I-VIII (Text 169)
6. Book II Sections IX-XVII (Text 199)
7. Book II Sections XVIII-XXV (Text 233)
8. Book III Sections I-VII (Text 271)
9. Book III Sections VIII-XV (Text 303)
10. Book III Sections XVI-XXIII (Text 335)
11. Book III Sections XXIV-XXXIII (Text 369)

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On Duties (Latin: DE OFFICIIS) discusses virtue, expediency and apparent conflicts between the two. St. Ambrose, St. Jerome and other Doctors of the Roman Catholic Church considered it to be legitimate for study. It was the second book after the Bible printed on Gutenberg's press and a standard text taught at Eton College. Written by Marcus Tullius Cicero. Translated by Walter Miller.